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71st Annual Convention & IAFE Zone 1 & 2 Meeting

ATTENTION ASSOCIATES!

WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF TRADE SHOW BOOTHS!

IF YOU REQUESTED A 2ND BOOTH, YOUR NAME HAS BEEN ADDED TO A WAIT LIST IN THE EVENT ONE BECOMES AVAILABLE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE FEDERATION!

"LET THE FAIR TIMES ROLL"
CONVENTION THEME: MARDI GRAS

Naples Grande Beach Resort
475 Seagate Drive
Naples, Florida 34103

Click on the Convention Program Below




May 11, 2022

Florida Federation of Fairs Convention

"FUN SHOOT"

FAIRS & ZONE 1 AND 2 REGISTRATION



TRADE SHOW INFORMATION

Thursday, May 12, 2022: 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Friday, May 13, 2022: 12:30 - 5:30 pm; Lunch will be served in the Trade Show (Exhibitors must purchase a registration package with lunch included if they want to include a lunch on Friday, as lunch must be reserved. Tickets will be taken)
Saturday, May 14, 2022: 9:30-11:30 am
 



ELECTRICITY:
Your booth space does not include electrical. Please use the form in the Exhibitor Forms to order your electrical needs directly from the hotel. ALL ELECTRICAL REQUESTS MUST BE MADE 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE CONVENTION. An electrical form can be found below.

DRAPERY: Your booth does include back and side drapery (6' deep and 10' wide. One 6' skirted decorator table.
TRADE SHOW SETUP: Thursday, May 12, 2022, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
ASSOCIATE MEETING: Thursday, May 12, 2022, 1:30 pm (Mandatory)
ASSOCIATE/EXHIBITOR MEETING: Saturday, May 14, 2022, 9:00 am - in the Trade Show Area
TRADE SHOW TEAR DOWN: Saturday, May 14, 2022, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

SCHOLARSHIPS

The Florida Federation of Fairs will be offering two (2) scholarships to Florida Fairs to help defray the costs of attending the Annual Convention in May. Two additional scholarships will be awarded to a Zone 2 Member Fair.

Priority will be given to Fairs that have not recently attended the convention but all Fairs are eligible. The intent of this scholarship is to encourage smaller Fairs to send someone to the convention.

The Scholarship will cover:
  • Full registration for the Convention for one attendee
  • Three (3) room nights at the Convention hotel
Also, additional scholarship monies have been allocated to provide: Discounted registration fees for additional attendees from the same Fair

YPI SCHOLARSHIPS

The Florida Federation of Fairs will be offering a limited number of scholarships to Florida Young Professionals (ages 18-40) to help defray the costs of attending the Annual Convention in May.

These scholarships are for young people ages 18 – 40 that are involved in their local Fair and have not attended the Convention within the past two years.

The Scholarship will cover:
  • Full registration for the Convention
  • A hotel room at the Convention hotel for 3 nights (Thurs - Sat nights)

YPI Mix N' Mingle Bowl and Beacon

2021-22 VOTING DELEGATES

Institute of Fair Management Scholarship Info

1. Applicant must have submitted an application for or be currently enrolled in the Institute of Fair Management or the Institute graduate program and be a Florida resident involved with a Florida Fair or a Florida Federation of Fair’s Associate member.

2. Applicant may apply each year he or she is enrolled in the Institute or the graduate program, but shall not be eligible to receive a scholarship more than 6 years total. Preference for awarding of scholarship each year will be to first-time applicants.

3. Application period is January 1, through March 1 of each year.

4. Each year one (1) scholarship of $1000 each may be awarded if committee deems there is a qualified applicant.

5. Scholarship winners will be announced at the Florida Federation of Fairs Annual Banquet.

6. The scholarship can be used for payment of fees incurred for the IAFE Institute of Fair Management Summit or the graduate program. a. Registration fees b. Airfare c. Hotel d. Transportation

7. The scholarship amount will be disbursed as reimbursement for fees as noted above upon presentation of receipts for expenses and request for same to the IAFE.

8. The recipient must use the scholarship funds for attending the IAFE Institute of Fair Management Summit or the graduate program within two years of receipt.

9. If the full amount of the scholarship is not reimbursed to recipient within the time frame as noted in #8 above, the scholarship will be returned to the Florida Federation of Fairs Scholarship fund of the IAFE Education Foundation.

10. Scholarship applicants will be evaluated by a committee from the Florida Federation of Fairs and award made upon the following criteria: a. 50% of score based upon participation in Florida Federation of Fairs activities. b. 30% based on financial need c. 20% based upon essay section of application.

2022 FEDERATION AWARDS

2022 AG AWARDS CONTEST

2022 Directory Photo Contest Rules

The purpose of the photo contest is to design a cover for the Florida Federation of Fairs membership directory using photographs submitted by member Fairs. Photographs should be of activities during the Fair or other Fair related events. Please obscure the name of your Fair or your Midway in any photograph.

Four photos will be chosen to be used on the cover of the next year’s Directory. All 4 photos chosen will be treated equally and the winners will be announced at the luncheon on Saturday during the Annual Convention.

HOTEL INFORMATION

PLEASE NOTE:
THE NAPLES GRANDE BEACH RESORT IS SOLD OUT.

HOWEVER, WE HAVE A BLOCK OF ROOMS RESERVED AT THE STAYBRIDGE SUITES.

Staybridge Suites, Naples-Gulf Coast
4805 Tamiami Trail N | Naples, FL 34103
Telephone: 1-239-643-8002
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO AHEAD AND MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS NOW!
Click on the link below for online hotel reservations:
NOTE: If you do not require all of your booked rooms at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, please do not release them to the hotel, contact Dan West first. Thank You!


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Support the Florida Federation of Fairs with a sponsorship.

The Federation appreciates the support of our Fairs and Associates with sponsorships which help us keep the cost of the Convention Registration down.
If you are interested in being a sponsor, please review the list of sponsorships below and then return the Sponsorship Reply Sheet.

AUCTION DONATIONS

We need your help! It’s time to prepare for the annual auction as we gear up for the Florida Federation of Fairs Convention in Naples! It is most evident today that our youth are our most precious resource. As Fairs, we provide agricultural and organizational programs that allow students to learn the value of hard work and dedication all while investing in their future. The money from the auction goes to support the Federation and its wide range of educational programs for fairs.

At this year’s annual auction we are hoping to break records. Every Fair can take part in this special event by making a monetary donation that will be used to purchase items or donating an auction item valued at a minimum of $50.00.

Our goal is to have each Fair donate a unique and thoughtful gift that is representative of your geographical area. If you are making a monetary donation, please send by May 1st to allow time for items to be purchased.

PHOTOS FOR YEAR IN REVIEW

TO: Florida Fairs and Board

Don't be left out of the Year In Review Video shown at this year's Convention Gala!

We are currently collecting photos for the Year In Review Presentation for this year’s Convention.

Please send 8 to 10 photos from your Fair!!! We want to see all of our Florida Fairs in the limelight!!!

Please send your photos by May 1st to this link:


https://spaces.hightail.com/uplink/soflafair

Hospitality Room Donations

Federation Hospitality Suite
THE FRENCH QUARTER


THE HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE HOPES YOU WILL MAKE A SPECIAL EFFORT TO VISIT AND BE A PART OF THE HOSPITALITY SUITE THIS YEAR.

We have appreciated all the donations from the Fairs and Associates in past years and look forward to your participation this year. We have 500 delegates at the Convention so we need to be prepared for each one to visit the Hospitality Suite. We are also encouraging all the Fairs to share homemade snacks this year.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP.

Welcoming Committee

We need volunteers. This is a great way to get EVERYONE from your Fair or business involved.



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